Attempting to defend Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system, James Carville said , "I suspect she didn't want [Congressman] Louie Gohmert riffling through her e-mails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take." Reasonable, as Shannen Coffin says, only if she was not too concerned with complying with the law. But Clinton's penchant for making sure that her records can't be reviewed predates any encounter with Rep. Gohmert, who was elected to Congress in 2004.
That's political Kryptonite, because to get elected president, voters have to believe you're authentic. Judging the sincerity and depth of a candidate's beliefs is a process that "develops over the long haul," said Doug Thornell, managing director of SKDKnickerbocker, a political consulting firm that specializes in Democratic campaigns. Clinton began the 2016 race with the weight of years of tortured explanations to controversy.
I've written before about how shouting "there's no smoking gun!" When the inspectors general of the State Department and the Intelligence Community confirmed in July that she had sent classified material, Clinton "clarified" her carefully prepared lie by saying that what she meant was none of the emails she sent or received were marked classified at the time.
The fundamental truth about American economic growth today is that while the work is done by many, the real rewards largely go to the few. Inequality was at the heart of the most popular economics book in recent memory, the economist Thomas Piketty's Capital The work of Piketty and his colleague Emmanuel Saez has been instrumental in documenting the rise of income inequality, not just in the US but around the world.
It was a deal that did not meet the ethical standards of Bill Clinton's agent. The agent was sure President Clinton would not want to be photographed with Joseph Kabila, leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the "prevalence and intensity of sexual violence against women in eastern Congo is widely described as the worst in the world."
In Chicago, a group of public school parents, grandmothers and education activists are entering the 19th day of a hunger strike to save Dyett High School, the only remaining open-enrollment public high school left in the community of Bronzeville. Supporters say the city neglected the school for years before announcing plans to close it. Under Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor and former Obama chief of staff, the city has closed about 50 schools in predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods as part of what critics say is a push to privatize education. We speak to one of the hunger strikers.
July 11, 2015 marked the 20th year since President Bill Clinton announced normalization of relations with Vietnam and, over the past two decades, the US and Vietnam have developed a relationship encompassing business and travel, as well as strong academic, cultural and foreign policy ties. Last year the Forum delved into the vital role Vietnam, Japan and the US play in maintaining the balance of power in the Pacific and recommended a framework for peaceful and security solutions to China's projection of power over the Spratly Islands and trade routes in region.
Isn't Sidney Blumenthal accusing David Axelrod of being a conduit for the Israeli government? The New York Times and The Washington Post focused on the Veep material, the emails' signs of cattiness toward the Obama White House. For me, the most striking thing is the silence just now about the Wurlitzer passage and the " Likud/neocon propaganda" talk and the rest.
The disclosure was appended to the end of Ignatius' column published this Friday . Smith headed up President Bill Clinton's transition team at the Defense Department in 1992-1993, chaired a Clinton administration national security commission in 1993 and was appointed in 1995 by the Clinton administration to be general counsel of the CIA. The incomplete notice by Ignatius is the only acknowledgment of wrongdoing by the Post.
Under the program announced Friday, people or businesses with parking tickets and other vehicle violations, back taxes, and other fines or fees issued before 2012 would be eligible for amnesty. Emanuel's office did not give specifics on how much of a break applicants would get on the late fees and fines that have added on to their unpaid debts.
The closed-door briefing with former director of policy planning Jake Sullivan could be particularly revealing, committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on his way into the secure meeting room in the Capitol's basement. Friday's briefing will focus on the same handful of issues as that Thursday session, Gowdy said: the security of the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, before the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans; the administration's response and explanation to the violence; the "objectivity" of a review board investigating the attack; and "the administration's efforts to comply with legitimate congressional oversight."
In Iowa, the campaign spent an additional $1.5 million, and in New Hampshire, another $2.6 million. Already the campaign spent $2 million ($1 million in each state) for the first five weeks of airtime. In addition, the campaign has spent $7.7 million to reserve airtime in Iowa and New Hampshire from November to January -- leading up to the caucuses and primary.